With an increasing demand for skilled STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) workers in Virginia, the development of efficient pathways between undergraduate students pursuing STEM degrees and industry has become an urgent need. With support from the Commonwealth of Virginia, Virginia Space Grant Consortium (VSGC) in partnership with Virginia’s Regional Technology Councils, and in collaboration with Virginia companies, Virginia colleges, and community colleges, has created the Commonwealth STEM Industry Internship Program (CSIIP). CSIIP links undergraduate STEM students to summer internship positions with companies throughout Virginia.
This program offers a one-stop, centralized, online application system that provides undergraduate STEM majors the ability to search and apply for STEM related summer internships. This same tool allows participating companies the ability to search a large database of student applications for specific skills, experience, educational background, interests and desired work locations to find the best possible candidates for their available summer internships.
Participating companies will have access to the prescreened applications online and can search and sort them by a variety of criteria. Companies can search the database directly or can be assisted by VSGC staff. Companies select students, make offers, and employ students directly.